The Upper Crust on Centre Street in West Roxbury Center will be closing this Sunday, April 28, according to a post on Facebook. That location is one of only a few that remain open since the company went bankrupt and closed most of its pizzerias in November 2012. But not all Upper Crust locations are corporate and therefore affiliated with the controversial and sometimes criminal practices of the parent company: the West Roxbury Patch says that this was a franchise, and the location's farewell post on Facebook is signed by the owners, listed as "The Mulry, Regan and Santangelo Families." The post also indicates that a new, yet-unnamed restaurant is headed for this space, and Boston Restaurant Talk notes that this location of The Upper Crust has been open for nearly four years. Stay tuned for further details and send any info of your own to the tipline. And see below for the full text of the Facebook post.
Dear Valued Customers, Community, Family & Friends,
It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing that The Upper Crust Pizzeria of West Roxbury will be closing on Sunday, April 28th. We would like to thank all of our loyal customers and the community (especially West Roxbury Main Streets) for their support during the last four years. We have not only seen many of our friends become our customers, we have also had many of our customers become friends. We also would like to thank all of our employees, many of whom have been with us throughout the entire time we have been open.
However, as any small business owner knows, it is a time taking endeavor to own and run a business and sometimes the time it takes is at the expense of our families and other careers. Therefore, our decision to sell, although bittersweet, is the best for all of us at this time. We are looking forward to the new restaurant that will be opening soon at our location and hope the community is as supportive to them as they have been to us. As we wind down our business we would like to encourage anyone to utilize their dinner vouchers and gift cards which we have donated to many charity and community fundraisers. The Upper Crust gift cards will be continued to be honored at the six other Upper Crust locations, the nearest being on Harvard St in Brookline.
Thank you again for all of your support,
The Mulry, Regan and Santangelo Families
· The Upper Crust Pizzeria - West Roxbury [Facebook via BRT]
· Upper Crust Pizzeria in West Roxbury to Close [BRT]
· Closing: Upper Crust Pizzeria in West Roxbury [Patch]
· All Coverage of The Upper Crust on Eater [~EBOS~]